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Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work

Academic Programs

Sociology is the scientific study of how social forces influence human behavior and social outcomes, and how human interaction shapes institutions, organizations and society more broadly. We offer two paths of study in Sociology: a bachelor of arts and a minor

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Anthropology is the holistic and comparative study of people around the world,
including the role of culture in human adaptations to economic, social, political and environmental conditions. We offer a 15 semester hour minor in anthropology.

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Social Work

The study of social work provides the knowledge, values and skills needed to support people who are vulnerable because of need, crisis, health status, structural violence or other factors. We offer a 15 semester hour minor in social work.

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Family Development

The minor in family development increases understanding of the meaning and dynamics of marriage and parenthood in contemporary society and examines contemporary issues across various stages of family life.

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Law, Culture and Justice

The Law, Culture and Justice minor is designed for students of all majors who are interested in learning about how law impacts society, how society shapes legal systems and how to expand access to just outcomes for all people.

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Department of Sociology

St. Joseph Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1442